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Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force
On June 30, 2020, Richmond City Council heard Item I-1 to direct staff to prepare a plan to transition from Richmond's current "community policing" model to a plan conducive to the reduced police force and return to Council with the preferred policing model and a plan for implementation by the end of Fiscal Year 2020/2021. Following discussion on the item, the City Council directed staff to “create a transition accountability task force composed by members of the public, including community organizations, individuals who were impacted by law enforcement, and law enforcement.”
City Council appointed twenty-one (21) members to the Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force on October 6, 2020. View the list of all Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force members.
On November 30, 2022, the Task Force established four (4) working groups. View the list of working groups and membership.
Community Summit - Saturday, June 3, 2023
On Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, the City of Richmond’s Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force is hosting its first Community Summit of the year. The summit will be held in person at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 4022 Florida Avenue, Richmond, California, 94804, from 9 AM - 2 PM. All participants will receive lunch at no cost.
The public is invited to learn about the task force initiatives and voice their ideas and concerns about public safety in Richmond. Topics include traffic safety, harm reduction and overdose prevention, police policies and practices, youth employment (training and safety), poverty reduction and strategies. Participants may register on Eventbrite at: www.tiny.cc/RCSummit.
For more information about the community summit, email ReimagineSafetySummit@gmail.com.
Meeting Information & Documents
Task Force Meetings
As of July 2021, the Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force general standing meetings take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
Task Force meetings take place in person at:
Richmond Memorial Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
Participants must enter through the Nevin Avenue entrance to the building. Entry through Civic Center Plaza will not be available.
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Meeting Presentations, Community Round Table Transcripts & Other Informational Documents or Reports
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Meeting Video Recordings (Zoom)
Request a Presentation from the Task Force
Interested in a presentation from members of the Reimagining Public Safety Community Task Force? Submit a request and a staff liaison will help coordinate: Presentation Request Form
City Council Ad-Hoc Community Conversation Series
Learn more about the Community Conversation Series, watch the recording on YouTube, and download/read the questions from the event: Community Conversation
City Council Reports
Every third Tuesday of the month, the Task Force has a standing item on the City Council agenda to make a report. Find presentation materials: City Council Reports